Combining Art and Architecture

14th January 2022

Year 6 students have been learning about the role of architects in the designing and planning of buildings in their art lessons this week. The class observed the use of the principles of rhythm and pattern in architecture and how architects use geometric and free-form shapes and forms to design buildings.

Armed with this new architectural knowledge, students got to work designing a cathedral inspired by the cathedral of Vasily the Blessed in Moscow’s Red Square. They were tasked with including onion domes at the top of each building, structures of various heights, and the use of many different patterns and colours. They finished their artwork by giving it a winter theme in keeping with some of the most striking images of Saint Basil’s cathedral covered in snow.